from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A courtyard in front of a building.
  • n. Sports The part of a court nearest the net or wall, as in tennis or handball.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The area in front of a petrol station where the petrol pumps are situated.
  • n. Any open area in front of a building.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The front or first court in a series of courts or courtyards; the court or inclosed space in front of a building.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the outer or front court of a building or of a group of buildings


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